Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I planted some garlic.

I planted some garlic. Here's how I did it. And remember, pointy end up.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Just snuck it in. Planted some lettuce seedlings, tided up a few strawberry runners and got a few cabbage seeds in and now we're getting some rain.

Friday, April 4, 2014

How to plant Shallots.

Short little video I made with my iPhone.

I'd love to know what you think! I might make a few more.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Storms with some rain

Storms with some rain in them have been predicted for this weekend so I'm taking as much of my health as I can summon and I'm a planting seeds.

So I got a row of Spinach in and hoed over a few sq mts for peas and ran out of puff.

Tomorrow I'll plant the pea seeds and start getting a bed ready for some broad been seeds.

It was nice to smell the smell of freshly turned moist soil.

I was also walking through Coles when I spotted some Shallots and picked up four of them and I'll bung em in the garden tomorrow as well.
(The shallot is a botanical variety of the species Allium cepa, to which the multiplier onion also belongs. The shallot was formerly classified as a separate species, A. ascalonicum, a name now considered a synonym of the currently accepted name. Wikipedia)

I've also got some Garlic saved from last years harvest to plant as well. Seeing as I'm going back to work on Monday it's looking like I've got a few busy days ahead.



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Getting there.

Well it's been over a week now since my operation and, touch wood, each day is a little better than the one day before. I'm not strong enough to get out in the garden yet but after 160 mls of rain (another 40 this) morning I'm chomping at the bit.
After living with and trying to understand my disease for the last 6 years I feel like a blank canvas that needs some masterful artistry performed on it. I have two or three paths I can go down from here but might just sit back and see which one pulls on me the most.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Operation Reversal.

Oh well, I knew it was going to happen sooner rather than later. It’s what the Doctor calls a reversal.
That’s where they reconnect my colostomy back up to the J-pouch they formed when I had my first surgery.

What does this mean? Well I won’t be riding or gardening for a few weeks while I recover, not that there's been much gardening being done anyhow, and I won’t be needing to wear a colostomy bag anymore, yeah.

So if all goes well it should be all plain sailing for me from hear on, the only unknown is how dependent I will be on knowing how far away and where the next toilet is.

Anyways on that positive thought,

until next time